Overton is the first football coaching opening in Memphis as Edgar Williams has been relieved of his coaching duties after four seasons.
“Yes, we are moving in a different direction with the football program,” Overton principal Reginald Williams said.
“Coach Williams loves his players and coaching staff. He comes to work every day and his loyalty for Overton is indeed unquestionable but after evaluating the program, I feel its time for a change.”
In Williams’ four seasons at Overton, the Wolverines posted a 7-33 record as they finished 1-9 this season as they defeated Kingsbury for that lone win.
Overton’s best season under Williams came in 2016 as they finished 3-7.
The Wolverines will go into the 2020 season under new leadership and a six game losing streak.
It’s been a tough assignment for head coaches at Overton as the Wolverines haven’t made the playoffs since 2002.
Overton has an overall record of 28-141 (.166 winning percentage) in the 17 years since the playoff berth.
Edgar Williams leaves Overton with fond memories of his time there.
“It was a great group of young men that worked extremely hard and fought every Friday but region 8-5A is a tough region in Memphis. “I wish nothing but the best for Overton High moving forward as it has been a great four years,” Edgar Williams said.
Currently there are five schools looking for a head coach they are: Lincoln County, Overton, Red Boiling Springs, Siegel and Station Camp
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